• Have fun building and racing this solar or crank powered car
• Learn about energy, solar power and dynamos
• With 34 parts there’s plenty of fun to be had in constructing the kit
• Suitable for ages 8+
• No need for batteries, solder or glueWhat can I build with this kit?
Keep your car running using the power of the sun or even your own movement. This rear wheel drive car can be set up to run using solar power or if there’s no light use the hand generator and have control over the backwards and forwards motion from the crank dynamo. With 34 pieces this is a fun assembly kit, each piece snaps into the others with no need for glue.
How does it work?
The vehicle is powered by either a solar panel or a hand generator. Solar power gathers energy from light and uses it to excite electrons in the panel to produce energy which makes the car move. The hand power generator is a dynamo, a device that uses kinetic (movement) energy to induce electricity. Turn the generator one way to move the car forwards and the other to reverse. Both of these power supplies produce direct current (DC) power which has a constant polarity. This means you can make the car reverse by turning the hand generator in the opposite direction or change over the wire of the solar panel.
Learn and play with Greenex
Greenex demonstrates how to create fun electronic kits that run on renewable power sources. No soldering, glue or even batteries are required. The Greenex 36509 kit encourages environmentally friendly electronics, demonstrating alternative power sources in a fun and exciting way.
This kit should be used with adult supervision and assistance and is suitable for children aged 8 and over.
Do not connect both power supplies at the same time as this may damage the solar panel.